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CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019 ACCESSORIES: OLYMPIA LE TAN COLLABORATES WITH WENDY YU

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019 ACCESSORIES: OLYMPIA LE TAN COLLABORATES WITH WENDY YU

I am not one for fashion updates, but couldn’t miss out on telling you about a special collaboration in celebration of Chinese New Year! Wendy Yu, Founder & CEO of Yu Holdings and philanthropist has collaborated with French fashion house Olympia Le-Tan to produce an exclusive capsule collection of 9 limited edition clutch bags, honouring Chinese culture and Shanghai Style.

The story-telling brand is well known for its creation of original handbags and minaudières, which are a combination of embroidery and literature. The minaudière was born in the 30’s as ornamental small case ingeniously thought to contain a woman’s daily accessories. The brand have reinvented this to create a fun and fashionable accessory with its hand embroidered felt book covers.

Traditional, high quality craftsmanship has come into play, with all wool felt embroideries made by hand in the Olympia Le Tan Parisian atelier and taking up to 300 hours to complete. The brass clasps are hand made through a traditional fabrication process, with the final assembly taking place in Europe. These long, careful and creative processes have resulted in an elaborate and meaningful collection.

The Wendy Yu Chinese New Year collaboration will be limited to 16 of each style, with prices ranging from £930 - £1,515. You can shop the collection on Net-A-Porter and at The Shop at Bluebird.

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THE IVY SOHO BRASSERIE CELEBRATES SECOND BIRTHDAY WITH BRAND NEW MENU

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